According to new research by U.K.-based online travel agency loveholidays, Maldives has ranked number 4th among the most awarded destinations around the world.
This research examined nearly 2,900 destination awards won over the last five years in six categories including travel, hospitality, destination, business, entertainment and conservation.
With 282 awards, the UAE bagged the most awarded nation in the world. The U.S. ranked second with 188, followed by South Africa (113), the Maldives (105) and Mexico (93). Portugal (92), Jamaica (88), Thailand (87), China (84) and Australia (83) round out the top 10.
The Maldives also topped the list of 2019’s most searched holiday destinations on Google, Forbes list of the top 20 destinations for 2020 and landed on the list of 2019’s 10 best places to travel on a budget by Lonely Planet.